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Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Program

The Florida Legislature is authorized each year to change eligibility and funding requirements.  Florida law recognizes Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) curriculum as a method of qualifying for a Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) or Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) award through the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.  To qualify for a Bright Futures award utilizing the AICE curriculum option, students must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Complete the AICE curriculum requirements as determined by the Florida Department of Education
  • Meet the appropriate SAT or ACT test score
  • Earn the community service hours: FAS – 100, FMS - 75

The AICE curriculum is defined as follows:

Complete a minimum of 12 AICE credits* identified by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) in three academic areas as follows:

  • Two credits from Group A – Mathematics and Sciences
  • Two credits from Group B – Languages
  • Two credits from Group C – Arts and Humanities
  • Six additional credits in any combination from the above three Groups or from the Research Project (worth one credit) which requires a student to write two essays of between 3,000 and 3,500 words each from two different subjects for which AICE examinations are taken.

  • *Students earn one credit by completing one AICE full credit course and another credit for taking the corresponding AICE examination.

AICE Curriculum and Bright Futures

Students who earn an AICE diploma based on AICE exams taken prior to and during the high school graduation exam administration series ending mid-June, complete 100 hours of community service, and submit their Florida Financial Aid Applications by their high school graduation date, will earn the Florida Academic Scholars award.

Completion of the AICE curriculum would require students to complete six AICE courses and take the examinations for each with at least one course and examination being from each of the three subject areas: Mathematics & Sciences, Languages, and Arts and Humanities.  A student’s Bright Futures Evaluation Report will indicate a student has completed the AICE curriculum if the student’s transcript has six completed (or up to one credit in each academic area in progress) AICE course credits (with at least one credit being from each of the three subject groups).

See the Comprehensive Course Table to identify AICE courses.
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